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William Benjamin John Davis (SinbadEV)
Attended Merivale High School
Lives in Ottawa, Ontario Canada
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I suspect that many Whovians who celebrated "Impossible Astronaut" Day yesterday are now celebrating "Why Did I Use Permanent Marker!" Day.
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You are not normal.

Nobody can be.

Normal is defined collectively and is described with statistical averages and probabilities. It's the imaginary pinnacle of the bell curve, the ideal consumer, and the collective unconscious expressed in alarming predictability.

This is why headlines are terrible these days and everyone is selling to an imaginary target demographic... because when you do the math it turns out individuality isn't relevant. You are not even a number, you are a series of binary check boxes, your freedom to be yourself defined by a multiple choice questionnaire.

When I hear people bemoan the state of social marketing and the prevalence of click-bait I hope that they realize that this terrible creature they are railing against doesn't actually exist. People do these things because they are the most efficient option at the scale they want to work in. They stopped trying win customers over one at a time when they found out you could target a million people with less effort and manage to win over a thousand at a time. It's unwieldy and some days it seems like not even the marketers understand the imaginary beasts they are wrangling but it yields results for someone more often than not and so the breeding program continues.

What's the solution? How do we, as individuals who don't exist on paper, fix the thing that the collective doesn't even recognize as a problem?
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My daughter seems to have found the resonant frequency of the downstairs bathroom...

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Do we use it in fantasy role-playing because it's Olde-Timey or because it was mapped to Q in Rogue?
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All of the above.
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Got linked in a forum to a soundcloud remixer that I am greatly enjoying.

Kinda smooth downtempo funk... I guess? I'm bad at defining music.
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Watched the pilot of this show my wife heard about and near the end I was like, interesting show... It's odd though, it seems like a prequel for movie [blah]... then the end credits come up and it says something like "based on characters from the novel [blah] and the movie [blah]" and I'm like... "Wow! I thought they'd cast that one guy really weird but now that I know he grows up to be [blah] it makes perfect sense...", my wife, having not seen said movie thinks I have ruined the surprise by spoilering her... opinions?
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Okay, I haven't seen the show, but I already knew that it was based on that movie. I thought that was part of the pitch. They did name it after the motel in the movie.
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The Other Kind of Bacon Pancakes

I leaned a "trick" (which I suspect I should have realized much sooner) that I'd like to share.

On my griddle I cook a batch of bacon and, after removing them, I then cook a batch pancakes on the same griddle so they cook in/soak up the leftover bacon grease (alternating bacon and pancake batches).
There are many advantages to this method:

*  Pancakes cooked in bacon grease taste better
* There's one (or more) person's worth of both bacon and pancakes to eat after the first batches without having to dirty an extra pan cooking them simultaneously... and the bacon has a chance to cool to an edible temperature while the pancakes cook
* You don't have to drain the grease between batches of bacon

The major obvious issue here is that the pancakes are much fattier... but you wouldn't be eating pancakes and bacon as a meal if you were terribly worried about that. Also... I suspect it evens out because we all seem to eat fewer pancakes when I make them this way (more filling) and you only need a touch of syrup because the pancakes taste so much better on their own.
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hashtag am I doing this right

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Also I didn't take this photo.

Also I don't think you have to cook ginger to pickle it.
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Marvel Cinematic Universe Theory

One thing I've been wondering is about how the Age of Ultron is supposed to have Scarlet Witch, right... but it's also NOT the same Universe that the X-Men movies take place in... so, presumably a universe without mutants (due to licensing issues)... this leads me to the theory that the MCU is a universe where Scarlet Witch made all the mutants go away much earlier than the events of House of M.
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That actually fits really well.
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Who's dumb for buying Disney Infinity NOW +Trisha Davis !?
Get ready to assemble. The possibilities are…INfinite.
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I''m looking forward to Mr. Incredible fighting the HULK... and spending some time examining the Black Widow figurine. 
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Computer Operator and Customer Service
I have many but I believe my most important one is knowing how to not be a complete idiot. Depending on my level of caffeination I can also manage to not be a complete tool.
  • Operations Desk Guy, present
  • Web/Database Developement/Design
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  • Guy That Sold Access To Pay Showers At A Campground
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  • Selling Freezies Off A TV Tray On My Lawn
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Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - Houghton, New York, USA - Grant Village, Yellowstone National Park, USA
SinbadEV for those who know me from the Internets.
I have a habit of saying things that aren't technically true or that are not an honest reflection of my opinions and feelings and/or changing my opinions and/or correcting my previous statements. Essentially I'm a chronic Wembler.

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Saw the Gorilla, successfully crafted a Hexahexaflexagon, one time I fell to my knees and screamed "Kahn" because I'd missed my bus, have better than average balance and can see Autostereograms quicker than most people, once chugged a jar of pimentos, had my brain scanned for Science, know how to grammar good and vocabulate but often choose not to, am loud... like very loud.
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